Gateway Applications Now Open

Apply for the 2023 Gateway Program — a mentorship opportunity for students from underrepresented populations within our industry. Click here to apply.

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BACKstage Technical Theatre Pilot Exam

The BACKstage Exam for High School pilot has entered phase two. USITT developed the exam as part of the organization’s eSET program (Essential Skills for Entertainment Technicians) and partnered with EdTA to gain greater recognition and understanding of technical theatre as a viable Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway for students with an interest in the profession.

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New TECHnically Speaking Podcast Episode!

Catch up on all of our TECHnically Speaking podcast episodes! Click here to listen.


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For many 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, USITT included, donations are a lifeline. We are able to continue to expand our online offerings to our members and to our industry during the pandemic thanks to membership dollars and the generosity of our donors. Explore Donation Options

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USITT connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among practitioners, educators, and students. USITT was founded in 1960 as an organization to promote dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology.

Today, the Institute boasts thousands of members at all levels of their careers and has embraced the new technologies being used in entertainment. USITT is now the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry.

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